From the Secretary, Prof. Lazenby.

The essays have, in many respects, as much, or even more interest for horticulturists as for agriculturists. H. E. Alvord shows that prevailing notions on the formation of dew need correcting. Professor Beal shows how parasitic funguses often control the geographical distribution of plants. Prof. Farlow notes the spots on the leaves of roses caused by the spores of Pilobolus thrown up from the ground. By the inquiries made at the meeting by Prof. Farlow, he has not, evidently, seen an account by Prof. Thos. Meehan in the "Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences," published a few years ago. Prof. Forbes tells us of a contagious disease which may, luckily for us, keep down the cabbage worm. Prof. Lazenby gives some very valuable figures regarding the comparative rates of growth of forest seedlings. Mr. T. V. Munson, who has had a good experience with hybrid grapes, has a paper on the Effects of Hybrid-ity. Mr. Scribner has a paper on Black Rot. Altogether the " Proceedings " give very interesting reading to those inquiring minds who believe there is always something to learn in this world.